Assessing Reading by J. Charles Alderson

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This booklet is the main complete and updated remedy of the evaluate of interpreting in a international or moment language.

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4. The appointment to one’s first primary headship is usually at a much earlier age than it is to secondary headship. About three in ten heads of primary schools (29%), compared to one in 25 of secondaries (4%), were 40 or younger. At the other end of the age spectrum, nearly 15 percent of secondary heads, but only nine percent of primary, were over 55. As far as gender and age was concerned, the female (primary and secondary) headteachers in the 2001 DfES study tended to be slightly younger than the males.

1993). qxd 6/11/2004 9:53 AM Page 11 A CHANGING DISCOURSE 11 focused on those schools whose staff felt they were well managed and led. Through the use of questionnaire surveys of the 57 schools and detailed case studies it highlighted many factors making for effectiveness (see Chapter 9). In particular it noted that effective leaders were characterised by particular managerial and personal qualities. For example, ineffective leaders were said to demonstrate the following: Managerial qualities ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Being insufficiently decisive.

Sets high expectations. Uses monitoring and evaluation for improvement. Prepared to take risks. High levels of knowledge, understanding and professional confidence. Appropriate use of structures and systems. Efficient use of time. Political awareness and skills. Integrated approach to strategic and operational issues. Whole school perspective and approach. Positive commitment to staff development (Lawlor and Sills, 1999). The methodology used by Hay-McBer (critical incident analysis and behavioural event interviews) has also been deployed to identify highly effective classroom teachers (Hay-McBer, 2000).

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